Todd Embree
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Hilary Harrison commented on Todd Embree's group Mid-Valley Children and Nature Coalition
"Mari's Place has an Open House August 30th - 4 -6pm. They are offering a "nature based childcare program with new curicullum, a new look and more. RSVP - Allisha 758 3000 Their aim is to foster the emotional well being of homeless and low…"
Aug 23, 2012
Tiffany Sauls commented on Todd Embree's group Mid-Valley Children and Nature Coalition
"We are now on Facebook.  You should have gotten an invitation but, if not, here's our page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/MId-Valley-Children-and-Nature-Coalition/443559709000107 Please use it to promote local outdoor activities for…"
Aug 18, 2012
J Mik replied to Todd Embree's discussion Nature Therapy Toolbox in the group Nature as Therapy
"Wow, thanks so much Todd! This website looks great.  It seems like Australia (Healthy Parks, Healthy People initiative:  http://www.hphpcentral.com/) and the UK have some programs headed in the right direction.  I'm reading…"
Mar 30, 2012
Todd Embree replied to Todd Embree's discussion Nature Therapy Toolbox in the group Nature as Therapy
"Hi Jenny,   I would suggest visiting www.mind.org.uk and checking out either the Ecotherapy- The green agenda for mental health or the executive summary of it which presents benefits of certain simple outdoor nature connection activities that…"
Mar 28, 2012
J Mik replied to Todd Embree's discussion Nature Therapy Toolbox in the group Nature as Therapy
"Hi Todd and friends, I am writing a paper for a graduate class about nature as a means for improving wellbeing and as a possible means for preventing/treating depression.  I've looked into some of the nature ideas I've seen in this…"
Mar 25, 2012
Todd Embree replied to Tiffany Sauls's discussion Next gathering in the group Mid-Valley Children and Nature Coalition
"The Naturalist Adventures meet every third Sunday of the month 9am-12am at Avery Park Rose Garden. They then car pool to a local natural area. There would likely be time to continue some conversations during the outing too. See…"
Feb 25, 2012
Todd Embree replied to Tiffany Sauls's discussion Next gathering in the group Mid-Valley Children and Nature Coalition
"The 18th I'm hoping to go on The Neighborhood Naturalist Adventure from 9am-12pm, I could meet either before or after.  Anyone interested in a Nature Priciple Reading Circle to build motivation, inspire, activate?"
Feb 24, 2012
Dennison Webb replied to Todd Embree's discussion Nature Therapy Toolbox in the group Nature as Therapy
"I like the idea that you posed about actual competency (i.e., skills like risk management).  This is something that our organization believes in (www.soleexperiences.org) and is working with other professionals in the field of outdoor education…"
Feb 1, 2012
Tiffany Sauls replied to Todd Embree's discussion Nature Therapy Toolbox in the group Nature as Therapy
"April - I just saw your note.  My friend, Leslie Martin, is the one who created the nature therapy tool kit.  I saw it when I was back in KY in October and it is amazing!  Her email is lkhenkel@yahoo.com  I'm sure she would…"
Dec 23, 2011
Todd Embree replied to April Watts's discussion School Counseling & Nature in the group Nature as Therapy
"Hi April, Just getting junior high and high school aged children outside tends to help them talk more than in the office in my experience. Ask them to find a natural item and talk about it.   I've been integrating ideas from a Ph.D. Thesis…"
Sep 14, 2011
April Watts replied to Todd Embree's discussion Nature Therapy Toolbox in the group Nature as Therapy
"Todd, I would love to talk to the person who is studying school counseling and interested in nature therapy. I am in the same boat. If you could pass along my email address to him/her that would be wonderful! AWatts@nnu.edu ... thank you so much!"
Sep 14, 2011
Todd Embree replied to Todd Embree's discussion A Question of Depth in Nature Connection in the group Nature as Therapy
"Hey Tim,   Is this the The connectedness to nature scale: A measure of individuals’ feeling in community with nature by F.Stephan Mayer and Cynthia McPherson Frantz? Have you seen the Nature Relatedness Scale by Elizabeth K. Nisbet John…"
Feb 14, 2011
Todd Embree's discussion was featured

A Question of Depth in Nature Connection

How do we know a child is connected to nature? How is nature connection measured? Do differences in the quantity and quality of nature connection make a difference? The counseling and educational fields both have branches obsessed with assessment and measurement. I wonder about the possibility of measuring nature connection and whether such a measure could be used to look for correlations between the degree of nature connection and it's impact on other measures such as physical health,…See More
Feb 3, 2011
Todd Embree replied to Todd Embree's discussion A Question of Depth in Nature Connection in the group Nature as Therapy
"Hey Tim,  I wonder what indigenous people who still live in close connection to nature would say about how to measure connection to nature? I wonder what someone who knows a lot about mirror neurons would say about their usefulness in measuring…"
Feb 1, 2011
Todd Embree replied to Todd Embree's discussion A Question of Depth in Nature Connection in the group Nature as Therapy
"Thanks for the link to the article on flourishing-languishing. After skimming it I am thinking if the flourishing-languishing model represents more of qualitative measurement (quality of living) and the traditional mental disorder paradigm more…"
Feb 1, 2011
Todd Embree replied to Todd Embree's discussion A Question of Depth in Nature Connection in the group Nature as Therapy
"Wow Katy, the drum circle research sounds pretty awesome showing a direct impact on physiology. It makes me wonder what parts of our physiology in impacted the most by nature connection. I wonder what parts of the brain light up in response to…"
Feb 1, 2011

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Child and Family Therapist
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Oldmill Center for Children and Families
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I work as a Licensed Professional Counselor with 3-7 year old's and their families at The Old Mill Center for Children and Families. I'm adjusting to a normal scheduled life after 4 years as a wilderness therapist with Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Expeditions, doing 3-4 week expeditions with teens. I took a couple Tom Brown classes in the early 1990's and Coyote Mentoring Week-long at the WAS last summer and have been applying it in my work in counseling. I am interested in how Nature Connection Mentoring, Cultural Mentoring, and maybe Regenerative Living Skills could be applied to counseling and the development of Nature Therapy as a counseling approach.

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At 9:40am on January 8, 2011, For the Love of Nature said…

Hi there,

Very interesting group.  Nature therapy hadn't been on my radar at all.  My early career as a park ranger has not linked in any real way with my longer and current career with mental health and addiction counseling. I've entered the social media realm cautiously and privately.

Thanks for the invitation - I'll be following the conversation!

Troy 

At 8:54am on January 6, 2011, Suz Lipman said…
Hi again - I just started a Nature as Therapy group on the forum - inspired by you and other new members. Come on over!
At 7:52pm on January 5, 2011, Suz Lipman said…
Hi Todd. Welcome to the forum. I'm glad you found us and hope you make yourself at home here. Your work and background are fascinating. I'm sure you'll find many connections here. We don't have a nature therapy or health group yet - I'm thinking the time may have come. The Natural Teachers Network may speak to you. There's also another member, Walker Korby, who is doing a lot of work around regenerative skills. If I think of more forum resources I'll let you know. Cheers!
 
 
 

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